Angie LaPaglia, Power

I live and create under the million-acre sky of central Oklahoma. There's not a lot of space between me and the words: someone once called me "the poet who's not afraid to feel."

Once upon a time, my short-form poems were recognized among the world's best, selected from more than 18,000 global entries to receive publication in both the 2010 and 2011 editions of Take Five Best Contemporary Tanka.

Lately I'm experimenting with making poetry more accessible by presenting it visually: poems as art. I participated in three exhibitions in 2017, with more on the way.

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photo by Todd Clark